Helen Twomey > Robertsons > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

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Helen was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2003 and has practised solely in insurance since her admission to the bar.  Her core focus is in liability insurance – Helen’s practice is significantly concentrated on professional indemnity, and directors and officers, claims involving the legal and accounting professions, and the financial services sector.  Helen also handles a significant number of general liability and statutory liability claims.  Helen regularly appears in all Courts and in the last 18 months has successfully defended professionals in respect of two High Court proceedings and overturned an adverse High Court decision before the Court of Appeal.  Helen also regularly appears before various statutory and professional bodies, in particular for solicitors, accountants and financial advisers.  In addition to her liability defence work for insurers, Helen provides claims handling, policy drafting and risk management advice to insurers, brokers and insureds on a regular basis. 


Helen is a member of NZILA and NZLS.  She is also a critiquer for the NZLS Introduction to High Court Civil Litigation Skills programme.

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New Zealand > Insurance

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Helen TwomeyRobertsons

Niche insurance law specialists with some of the best talent in the sector‘, says a client of Robertsons in Auckland. The senior team, which has more than 90 years’ combined experience in insurance law and claims handling, has in-depth experience in all areas of insurance. It counts QBE Insurance, Ando Insurance, Allianz New Zealand, Delta Insurance and Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance among its clients. Michael Robertson (who is ‘is hugely experienced, knows how insurers work and has good instincts‘) and Helen Twomey (who is ‘a very smart lawyer and gets to the key points succinctly‘) lead the practice. Robertson specialises in professional indemnity, general liability and directors and officers insurance. Twomey’s core focus is liability insurance, which includes claims involving the legal and accounting professions and the financial services sector.